Sometimes, your hair can be so tangled that you just want to cry. Just the thought of working through those utopias is enough to make anyone consider getting a big haircut. It’s annoying to end up with knots clogging up the shower drain, and depending on your hair type, the separation process can feel like a long time in hell. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Before start messy journey, take a deep breath and follow these simple tips from hairstylist Jen Atkin. Atkin says it’s important to start at the ends and work your way up to the roots. For frizzy and curly hair, she recommends “rinsing your hair in the bath with a conditioner or mask” because it “softens strands and makes it easier to remove curls.” If your hair is on one side thicker or extremely knotted, it will be a lot easier to cut sections.
You shouldn’t just brush your hair when it’s tangled, and that’s a good way to prevent problems in the first place. In fact, hairstylist Justine Marjan has previously suggested that regular brushing helps stimulate hair follicles and prevent future knots.
Investing in the right tools and taking the time to handle knots with care is necessary to avoid tugging and damaging your hair. Here are some handy-and editor-approved stylists disassembly tool to help you get through the process with little pain or tears.
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